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Lovonya Dejean Middle School

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Posted January 20, 2012

My brother went to school here. He had some problems with some of the teachers and I remember my father taking off from work many times for teacher meetings. I wasnt that my brother was a bad student, he got A's and B's but some teachers he had just gave him a difficult time. Another reviewer had mentioned the same happening to them. Fortuntely, my brother has moved on and is now a HS grad and college student. I'm concerned because we just relocated to this area and my son is in the 7th grade. As of now Dejean Middle is full, when I called to check the status of my son's enrollement, I'm told "They're still working on it and they don't know when there will be an opening". We are from Vallejo and never had this problem before but I do know that I don't want to send my son here. I have an aunt who had issues with the school's administration dept. when her child went here, and I think about the things my dad went through. Maybe things have changed, I don't know, but until I hear of some improvement, we went be attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

I'd rate this school as average, I was a student here and didn't have much problems, the school certainly has room for improvements. I was failing in math and the school offered me small tutoring classes which offered great teachers and a more hands-on approach to learning. There are some really great teachers on campus, they really care about you and try to help you improve. On the other hand, there is a couple of bitter teachers who will hold a grudge against you and try to fail you no matter how hard you try in your work. To conclude, I'd like to say this school felt very safe and comfortable.


Posted November 5, 2009

This school has the best tecahers and greatest support ever! GO ALPHA WOLFS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

I love this school . I was promoted to high school by Lovonya. Future students: if you stay to yourself and concentrate on whats important, you should pass all your classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

I love this school! my daughter is doing great! her grades are going up up up! she is havong no problems what so ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2007

I am transfering out because my daughter didn't feel safe at the school and was not able to learn here. There are lots of troubled kids at this school and staff seem to be overwelmed. I don't think the staff can handle the out of control students and really need some outside help. It's a shame because it's a pretty school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

This school is struggling with dicipline issues, new and inexperienced teachers, and a sub-standard administration. The building is brand-new, but has been seriously damaged during the one year the school has been open.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
API score

622

Change from
2012 to 2013

+23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
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API score

622

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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1 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
8%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
28%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

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Females27%
Males21%
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Asian27%
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Non-economically disadvantaged50%
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Students with no reported disability25%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Math

All Students17%
Females19%
Males14%
African American19%
Asian36%
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Hispanic or Latino13%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
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Students with no reported disability17%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented49%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Females2%
Males3%
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Asian7%
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Hispanic or Latino3%
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Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented11%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate1%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

English Language Arts

All Students23%
Females29%
Males18%
African American17%
Asian13%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students13%
Females11%
Males16%
African American8%
Asian7%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented51%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Science

All Students63%
Females61%
Males66%
African American56%
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 67%
Black 25%
Asian 4%
White 2%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
English language learners 34%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 32%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Sylvia Greenwood
Fax number
  • (510) 236-6680

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